Abstract
EFFECTIVENESS OF POWER POINT ASSISTED TEACHING ON ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AMONG CHILDREN IN SELECTED UPPER PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN GUNTUR, ANDHRA PRADESH

*Roja Chokkara

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Environment is one of the determinants of health which predisposes children to various agents and may cause health problems. According to WHO 24% of the global disease burden and mortality in children were attributable to preventable environmental causes. Objectives: This study was conducted to assess the level of knowledge on Environmental Health among children in upper primary schools at Guntur. Material & Methods: A Pre-experimental research design was adopted. Simple Random sampling technique was used to select 60 upper primary school children in Guntur. Data was collected through structures knowledge questionnaire. Results: Majority (70%) of upper primary school children had moderately adequate knowledge, while (17%) had In-adequate Knowledge and (13%) were with Adequate Knowledge on Environmental Health. There was a significant increase in post-test mean score and paired „t‟ test was found to be highly significant at 0.01 level. Conclusion: The researcher has concluded that there was a great need for awareness on Environmental Health among school children to enhance their knowledge. Health education through Power Point Assisted Teaching can be an effective way to enhance the knowledge among upper primary school children. This reveals that majority of upper primary school children need to be educated and informed about Environmental Health and its significance.

Keywords: Effectiveness, Environmental health, Children, Upper primary schools.


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